Program Assistant – Cause Effective

Cause Effective is a New York-based nonprofit that supports other nonprofits in developing effective and strategic fundraising and governance practices. We advise over 100 clients per year, reaching over a thousand more annually through workshops and publications. Cause Effective’s work has a tremendous impact in a range of diverse communities because we assess and respect the unique challenges of each client while maintaining our focus on strengthening the organization’s immediate and long-term ability to raise funds and friends. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our 8-member team to help us continue to deepen our relationships with clients, heighten our performance in workshops and trainings, and increase our reach and impact.

This position offers the opportunity to:
Make a difference among nonprofits serving a broad range of communities and missions in NYC
Support a growing portfolio of client work full of challenges and learning opportunities
Work closely with consultants to analyze and improve the performance of organizations representing a wide variety of New York’s nonprofit sector
Grow professionally in your knowledge and practice of organizational development and change consulting
Shape the future of Cause Effective as the “go to” organization for assistance with fundraising and board leadership
Key Responsibilities
Cause Effective’s Program Assistant will provide essential services to Cause Effective’s training and consultation practice. The Program Assistant will support Cause Effective’s work with clients in a variety of settings as well as provide marketing, outreach, and administrative assistance. This position offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of nonprofit capacities and participate directly in fostering clients’ organizational growth.

Key responsibilities include producing templates and other materials that meet client needs and enliven Cause Effective’s workshop and training content; providing logistical assistance for Cause Effective’s workshops and consulting practice; implementing Cause Effective’s web, social media and communications presence; managing Cause Effective’s data integrity and data management processes; and supporting the evaluation of Cause Effective services. The Program Assistant will work closely with the full Cause Effective team to ensure the accuracy, consistency and currency of a wide range of Cause Effective processes, systems and materials.

Qualifications Required:
1-2 years of progressive service in nonprofit-related positions, with preference given to sustained experience in program organization and implementation (volunteer and/or paid)
Demonstrated skill in project management, with impeccable follow-through
Well-organized, thorough, and able to handle multiple assignments within tight time-frames
The ability to “manage up” to keep others on track and work as a member of a team
A history of committed experience working in communities of color
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Fluency in a second language (especially Spanish) is preferred
Demonstrated proficiency in the following IT environments: MS Office, SalesForce, social media, basic familiarity with HTML coding; basic design skills a plus
Personal Characteristics:
Intelligent and persuasive; a problem solver who can both conceptualize and implement, and can initiate ideas and projects, not just respond to direction
An energetic, focused hard worker who is effective in a fast paced, pressured environment
A collaborator with a sense of humor who likes to share information and ideas with colleagues
Cause Effective strives to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged. Cause Effective is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cause Effective offers a flexible benefits package, generous time off, and a committed focus on staff development.

Fluency in a second language (especially Spanish) is preferred

Entry level

4-year degree


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